This unique book presents original concepts to characterize the current crisis of democracy. Offering a comparative study of original electoral data and analysis of contemporary trends, models and theoretical frameworks, Luigi Di Gregorio argues that democracy is affected by ‘demopathy’; it is sick and is in need of therapy.
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Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapy
Luigi Di Gregorio
Territorial, Social and Economic Challenges
Edited by Daniel Rauhut, Franziska Sielker and Alois Humer
Discussing the ongoing and future challenges of EU Cohesion Policy, this book critically addresses the economic, social and territorial challenges at the heart of the EU’s policy. It identifies the multifaceted and dynamic nature of the policy as well as the cohesions goal interlinkage with other policies and considers unresolved questions of strategic importance in territorial governance, urban and regional inequalities, and social aspects and wellbeing.
A Comparative Analysis of Referendums and Initiatives across Europe
Edited by Daniel Moeckli, Anna Forgács and Henri Ibi
With the rise of direct-democratic instruments, the relationship between popular sovereignty and the rule of law is set to become one of the defining political issues of our time. This important and timely book provides an in-depth analysis of the limits imposed on referendums and citizens’ initiatives, as well as of systems of reviewing compliance with these limits, in 11 European states.
Images of the EU in the Context of EU–Ukraine Relations
Natalia Chaban and Ole Elgström
This book examines how, within foreign policy, perceptions are a reflection of an actor’s conception of status, credibility and legitimacy, within the context of EU–Ukraine relations and the Ukraine crisis.
A Study of Nordic Cooperation and the Visegrad Group
This unique book explores what subregions are in a European context and what roles they fulfil in relation to the European integration process, exploring how subregional cooperation and integration in Europe largely take place in the shadow of the European integration process.
Robert Tijssen, John Edwards and Koen Jonkers
Driven by European Union policy challenges, this cutting-edge book focuses upon the Regional Innovation Impact (RII) of universities, to analyse the socioeconomic impact that universities in Europe have on their hometowns, metropolitan areas and regions.
From ‘Superficial’ to ‘Coercive’ Europeanization
José M. Magone
In this thought-provoking book, José M. Magone investigates the growing political, economic and social divisions between the core countries of the European Union and the southern European periphery. He examines the major hindrances that are preventing the four main southern European countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) from keeping up with the increasing pace of European integration, and the effects that this is having on democratic governance.
Legal and Economic Aspects of a Political Divorce
Edited by Jörn A. Kämmerer and Hans -B. Schäfer
This timely book presents international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the dynamics, trajectories and consequences of Brexit. Focusing on the interaction of legal and economic issues, it evaluates the relevance of non-economic expectations and ‘red lines’ involved in the process of the UK’s exit from the EU.
Edited by Jan Svejnar and Justin Y. Lin
This volume presents twelve chapters prepared by senior researchers and former policy makers on key policy issues confronting China and the West. They focus on the role of the state in economic development, trade issues and the part played by innovation, digitalization and leadership.
Fighting the PKK and ISIS
Ethem Ilbiz and Christian Kaunert
This perceptive analysis examines the effect of the EU on Turkish counter-terrorism polices towards the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Islamic State (ISIL), and aims to investigate the extent to which the EU has developed the capacity to play a role in Turkish counter-terrorism policy through promoting democratisation.